A file photo of Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo: PTI)
A file photo of Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo: PTI)

Maharashtra Assembly polls: Amit Shah launches BJP's election campaign

  • Amit Shah said people should use the Assembly polls as an opportunity to end dynasty politics of Congress, NCP in the state
  • Amit Shah said Congress, NCP should understand that security, unity of the country were not issues of any political party but were of national importance

New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appealed to the voters of Maharashtra to end dynasty based politics of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Speaking at a public meeting in Sangli, Maharashtra, home minister Amit Shah, also the president of BJP, said while the government under chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had carried out development work in the state, people should use the assembly election as an opportunity to end dynasty politics of Congress and NCP which led to corruption in the state.

“The union government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has worked for security and development of the country while Fadnavis government ensured development in the state. It is the double engine of PM Modi and Fadnavis that has led to development in the state," said Shah in Sangli.

The home minister has started the election campaign of BJP in Maharashtra. It is the first time that BJP has a chief minister and the party is keen to retain its electoral and political dominance in Maharashtra.

In the course of the public meeting, Shah pointed out it was after a gap of over three decades that a chief minister in Maharashtra had completed a full five-year term in office. “Congress was in power in the country for 55 years, Congress and NCP together ruled Maharashtra for 15 years but they only promoted their family members and corruption. It is because of PM Modi that Maharashtra has Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister and there is political stability in the state," Shah added.

Shah said that both Congress and NCP had opposed making instant triple talaq illegal and abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A in Jammu and Kashmir. He said both the opposition parties should understand that security and unity of the country were not issues of any political party but of national importance.

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